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May 14, 2019

For more than ten years, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and our member organizations have been leading voices for progressive zoning reform on Beacon Hill. Our efforts to improve outdated development laws have included proposals to make it illegal for cities a...

February 5, 2019

Even under the best conditions, the search to find stable housing as we get older takes a toll

Linda Daniels is a lifelong resident of Winthrop, a classic oceanside community that seems like it has changed little over the last 50 years. But lately she’s wondered whether...

August 1, 2018

Boston, Mass. - The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) today expresses its deep disappointment that no elements of zoning and housing reform were passed before the end of the legislative session on Beacon Hill. After the State Senate passed comprehensive zoning...

July 16, 2018

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) Social Media Campaign Takes Us Back to the 70s to Promote Zoning Reform

#ZoningThrowback Will Highlight Need to Update State’s Zoning Laws

Boston, Mass. – Starting today until the end of the legislative session on July 31, the M...

June 26, 2018

My name is Alicia Bowman and I live in Newton with my husband and 3 children.

I was heartbroken when I had to take my parents’ car keys away because it was no longer safe for them to drive. The natural question following that was: how would they get their food and other...

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